Ennis’ Wendy McKitrick has been selected for the third year in a row as the boys class C track and field coach of the year through the Montana Coaches Association.
It is a game known throughout eight-man, class C football – the ‘Clev’ game.
In its 34th year, the Bob Cleverly All Star Game saw Madison County athletes take to the field, joining together with past rivals for the title. This year, thanks to a switch up of districts, Ennis and Twin Bridges senior players once again put on opposing jerseys, and battled each other for a chance to be champions. The blue team, led by five Ennis players, prevailed.
Construction on the popular topic of the Ennis sidewalks is near completion – Ennis Mayor Larry Pine said crews are on schedule, with project completion slated for June 25.
May 26 and 27 marked the end of high school sports for the 2016-2017 season, as athletes finished with a trip to the state meet in Laurel. Competitors from all four Madison County high schools qualified for the meet, taking home personal records, near state records and various hardware, but it was the Ennis boys’ team that took the top spot.
On May 18-19, Madison County track and field athletes hit the road west for the divisional track meet in Frenchtown. Participants who placed in the top five will advance to the state meet, May 26 – 27, in Laurel.
In typical Montana May fashion, this year’s Bear Creek Days got a little wet.
The event, which takes place at the Bear Creek Trailhead south of Ennis, saw two full days before Mother Nature called it a day. Similar to last year, one day of the three-day event was cancelled and the seventh and eighth grade students had to miss out on the fun due to wet and muddy conditions.
Athletes from all four Madison County high schools hit the field at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman on May 12 and 13 for the 12C district track meet. Despite wet, snowy weather, student athletes ran the hardest, jumped the farthest and threw the longest to move on to the divisional track meet this weekend.
Russ Whitacre has been in the Madison Valley for four years and has been quick to jump into the community. He is involved with various boards and organizations, including the Ennis Area Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Lions Club and the Ennis Business Development Committee.
Shawn Christensen has been with the Madison Valley Rural Fire Department for 22 years.
The state music festival was last weekend in Billings, and students from Ennis, Twin Bridges, Harrison and Sheridan spent two days battling it out with other musicians across the state.